Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3384
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): McInerney , Maud Burnett.
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  • Title: In the Meydens Womb: Julian of Norwich and the Poetics of Enclosure
  • Source: Medieval Mothering.  Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 157 - 182.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Childbirth, Image of Jesus Christ as Mother Julian of Norwich, Mystic Mystics Theology Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
  • Related Resources: Julian of Norwich's famous metaphor of Jesus as Mother is the subject of two essays. Maud Burnett McInerney argues that while Julian's image was not particularly original, nevertheless, she went beyond the earlier Cistercians who imbued Jesus with a femin
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  • Illustrations: The concept of Jesus as mother of the human soul is most fully elaborated in the work of Julian of Norwich. Gestation and labor are essential images for the female anchorite's relationship to Christ, for complex connections between Christ, Mary, and the Christian soul, and for Julian's relationship to her own text. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
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  • Author's Affiliation: Haverford College
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323417
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